Immediate Action for Families in Need During COVID-19

by MEDLIFE

UPDATE: Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve already delivered food to 500+ families… but our work is far from done! We’re continuing to raise funds to support communities across our other sites.

In the face of a global health crisis, low-income populations are particularly vulnerable. We are already witnessing the impact of COVID-19 in our partner communities in Peru and Ecuador. 

As a result of the lockdowns implemented by local governments, the circumstances of MEDLIFE's partner communities are rapidly worsening. Detailed information can be found on our website, and here are some of the effects so far:  

  • Lack of access to medical services - Many of our follow-up patients live in isolated areas and are unable to travel to seek healthcare during the lockdown. Unfortunately, our team is not permitted to visit patients or run Mobile Clinics at this time. Donate to support their immediate medical needs (medicine, hygiene products, etc) 
  • Water shortages - Some of our partner communities that regularly struggle with access to water are now facing double or triple the price per tank (if the water truck even comes to their community at all). Water is an obvious necessity for survival, but also important for maintaining personal hygiene and preventing the spread of COVID-19. 
  • Financial difficulties - Families who live week to week on wages from informal day jobs have lost their income as they cannot work during the lockdown. This leaves them unable to purchase food and feed their families. Keeping children and adults well-nourished and maintaining a strong immune system has never been more vital! 

If you are able, we encourage you to consider donating to help us keep families healthy and safe during the lockdown and its aftermath. Your donation will provide basic necessities for low-income communities. 

Despite all this hardship, we're feeling uplifted by the incredible amounts of generosity global citizens are showing for their neighbors. We know that the bright light of compassion will always shine through the chaos!

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